Transforming City Governments for Successful Smart Cities

Author: Manuel Pedro Rodríguez-Bolívar
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319031678
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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There has been much attention paid to the idea of Smart Cities as researchers have sought to define and characterize the main aspects of the concept, including the role of creative industries in urban growth, the importance of social capital in urban development, and the role of urban sustainability. This book develops a critical view of the Smart City concept, the incentives and role of governments in promoting the development of Smart Cities and the analysis of experiences of e-government projects addressed to enhance Smart Cities. This book further analyzes the perceptions of stakeholders, such as public managers or politicians, regarding the incentives and role of governments in Smart Cities and the critical analysis of e-government projects to promote Smart Cities’ development, making the book valuable to academics, researchers, policy-makers, public managers, international organizations and technical experts in understanding the role of government to enhance Smart Cities’ projects.

Understanding Smart Cities A Tool for Smart Government or an Industrial Trick

Author: Leonidas G. Anthopoulos
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319570153
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book investigates the role of smart cities in the broader context of urban innovation and e-government, identifies what a smart city is in practice and highlights their importance to the welfare of society. The book offers specific, measurable, and action-oriented public sector planning and management principles and ideas for smart governance in the era of global urbanization and innovation to help with the challenges in maintaining the democratic system of checks and balances as well as the division of powers in a highly interconnected world. The book will be of interest researchers, practitioners, students, and public sector IT professionals that work within innovation management, public administration, urban technologies and urban innovation, and public local administration studies.

Electronic Government and Electronic Participation

Author: H.J. Scholl
Publisher: IOS Press
ISBN: 1614996709
Format: PDF, Kindle
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ICT, e-government and electronic participation have become increasingly important in the public sector and the social sphere in recent years. This book presents 53 of the papers accepted for the dual IFIP EGOV-ePart conference 2016, which took place in Guimarães, Portugal, in September 2016. This conference, which consisted of five partially intersecting tracks, presented advances in the socio technological domain of the public sphere demonstrating cutting edge concepts, methods, and styles of investigation by multiple disciplines. The conference has been a premier academic forum for over 15 years and has a worldwide reputation as one of the top two conferences in the research domains of electronic, open and smart government, policy and electronic participation. The papers in this joint proceedings of the 2016 IFIP EGOV-ePart conference comprise accepted submissions from all categories and all tracks (with the exception of some 38 papers which are published separately). The book is divided into 9 sections: eParticipation, e-Government Evaluation, Open Data and Open Government, Governance, Smart Cities, e-Government Implementation and Adoption, Ph.D. Colloquium Papers, Posters, and Workshops. Offering a comprehensive overview of research and practice on electronic government and electronic participation, this book will be of interest to all those involved in the socio-technological domain of the public sphere.

Routledge Handbook on Information Technology in Government

Author: Yu-Che Chen
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317406796
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The explosive growth in information technology has ushered in unparalleled new opportunities for advancing public service. Featuring 24 chapters from foremost experts in the field of digital government, this Handbook provides an authoritative survey of key emerging technologies, their current state of development and use in government, and insightful discussions on how they are reshaping and influencing the future of public administration. This Handbook explores: Key emerging technologies (i.e., big data, social media, Internet of Things (IOT), GIS, smart phones & mobile technologies) and their impacts on public administration The impacts of the new technologies on the relationships between citizens and their governments with the focus on collaborative governance Key theories of IT innovations in government on the interplay between technological innovations and public administration The relationship between technology and democratic accountability and the various ways of harnessing the new technologies to advance public value Key strategies and conditions for fostering success in leveraging technological innovations for public service This Handbook will prove to be an invaluable guide and resource for students, scholars and practitioners interested in this growing field of technological innovations in government.

Electronic Government and Electronic Participation

Author: E. Tambouris
Publisher: IOS Press
ISBN: 1614995702
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Electronic government and electronic participation continue to transform the public sector and society worldwide and are constantly being transformed themselves by emerging information and communication technologies. This book presents papers from the 14th International Federation for Information Processing’s EGOV conference (IFIP EGOV 2015), and its sister conference, the 7th Electronic Participation (ePart) conference, held in Thessaloniki, Greece, in August and September 2015 with the support and sponsorship of the University of Macedonia. Through the years, both of these conferences have established themselves as leading scientific events in their field, providing a forum for scholars to present and discuss their work. Included here are 31 accepted ongoing research papers, grouped under the following headings: eParticipation; policy modeling; open government and smart cities; general e-government; and e-government services; as well as 6 Ph.D. colloquium papers, 5 accepted posters and 3 workshops. With their combination of scientific credibility and rigor and with high relevance to practice, the papers presented here will be of interest to all those whose work involves electronic government and electronic participation.

Town and Infrastructure Planning for Safety and Urban Quality

Author: Michèle Pezzagno
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351173359
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Today, citizens advocate greater environmental sustainability, better services and the improvement of urban quality by promoting safer mobility, especially for the most vulnerable road users. Addressing these issues, Town and Infrastructure Planning for Safety and Urban Quality contains papers presented at the XXIII International Conference “Living and Walking in Cities” (Brescia, Italy, 15-16 June 2017). The contributions discuss town planning issues, look at best practices and research findings across the broad spectrum of urban and transport planning, with particular attention to the safety of pedestrians in the city. The main topics of the book are: - Urban regeneration. A focus on walkability (vulnerable road users; boosting and planning soft mobility) - Road safety and urban planning - vulnerable road users: planning for safety (integrated land use and transport planning; methodological approaches and case studies; integrated tools for town and transport planning; shaping public spaces and walkability; transport solutions for tourism) - Innovative and traditional solutions for Italian cities - Extra-European approaches to town and infrastructure planning - Different perspectives in road safety: prevention, infrastructure, sharing - Advances in road safety Town and Infrastructure Planning for Safety and Urban Quality is a powerful plea for a multi-disciplinary and comprehensive approach to urban mobility and planning, and will be of interest to academics, consultants and practitioners interested in these areas.

E Governance for Smart Cities

Author: T. M. Vinod Kumar
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9812872876
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book highlights the electronic governance in a smart city through case studies of cities located in many countries. “E-Government” refers to the use by government agencies of information technologies (such as Wide Area Networks, the Internet, and mobile computing) that have the ability to transform relations with citizens, businesses, and other arms of government. These technologies can serve a variety of different ends: better delivery of government services to citizens, improved interactions with business and industry, citizen empowerment through access to information, or more efficient government management. The resulting benefits are less corruption, increased transparency, greater convenience, revenue growth, and/or cost reductions. The book is divided into three parts. • E-Governance State of the Art Studies of many cities • E-Governance Domains Studies • E-Governance Tools and Issues

E Government Success Factors and Measures Theories Concepts and Methodologies

Author: Gil-Garcia, J. Ramon
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466640596
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As governments around the world seek new and more effective methods of organizing their administrations, electronic government plays an increasingly more important role in governmental success. However, due to hindrances in financial and communication resources, these advantages are often overlooked. E-Government Success Factors and Measures: Theories, Concepts, and Methodologies investigates successful e-government initiatives in a modern technological environment, exploring both benefits and challenges due to various technical, organizational, social, and contextual factors. The book provides academics and professionals with concepts, theories, and current research in the arena of e-government, enabling readers to develop a broader understanding of the measures inherent in successful e-governments on a global scale. This book is part of the Advances in Electronic Government, Digital Divide, and Regional Development series collection.

Smart Energy

Author: Hans-Gerd Servatius
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783642218200
Format: PDF, Docs
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Namhafte Autoren aus Wissenschaft und Praxis beschreiben in diesem Buch, wie der Wandel des Energiesektors in Richtung auf mehr Nachhaltigkeit gelingen kann. Eine wichtige Rolle spielen dabei die sogenannten Smart-Technologien. In Kapiteln zu neuen Geschäftsmodellen, intelligenten Gebäuden, der Transformation zu Smart Grids, Smart Cities und Elektromobilität vermitteln die Autoren ihre neu gewonnenen Erkenntnisse auf den Gebieten Innovationsmanagement und Nachhaltigkeitsforschung sowie ihre Erfahrung mit zukunftsweisenden Projekten im Energiesektor.